Deadly heat waves to be more frequent, intense

 

December 27, 2023



By Courtney Flatt

NWNews, NWPB

It’s cold right now, but even fans of warm summers don’t want to endure the extreme temperatures of 2021. That’s when a deadly heat dome plagued the Northwest and overstayed its welcome.

New climate research shows stronger heat domes could happen more often as the climate changes.

“What surprised me is that the strongest response is occurring in the Pacific Northwest,” said Ziming Chen, a post-doctoral researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the lead author of the research study.

With this research, scientists hope to discover what st...



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